Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 11. Number2 June 2020 Pp. 290-302
The Effectiveness of Multimedia Learning in Enhancing Reading Comprehension Among
Mohamad Subaidi bin Abdul Samat
Sekolah Kebangsaan Punan, Kluang, Johor, Malaysia
Azlina Abdul Aziz
Centre of Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
The development of education is growing, and the technology-infused lesson is a powerful tool to attract pupils’ attention, especially in reading. This approach can be seen as an adaptive movement to equip the learning process and the fourth industrial revolution. Nowadays, the demand of the technology-infused lesson is increasing as it is proven to help pupils learn the language better. Hence, this study explores multimedia learning as an approach to teaching reading comprehension. Besides, this study aims to answer two questions, which are the effectiveness of multimedia learning in helping indigenous pupils learn comprehension and which elements of media are effective in enhancing reading comprehension among indigenous pupils in Malaysia. Two instruments used to collect the data from 20 indigenous pupils in one primary school located in Kluang, Malaysia, and an action research design was used to achieve the purpose. The respondents were chosen through the judgment sampling technique. SPSS was used to analyse the data collected from the test, and thematic analysis was employed to analyse the semi-structured interview. The result shows that the implementation of multimedia learning in teaching reading comprehension is useful as the combination of multiple elements of media scaffolded the process of understanding. On the other hand, audio is the least effective in helping pupils comprehend the information.
Keywords: Esl learner, indigenous pupils, multimedia learning, reading comprehension, technology-infused lesson
Cite as: Abdul Samat, M. S., & Abdul Aziz, A. (2020). The Effectiveness of Multimedia Learning in Enhancing Reading Comprehension Among Indigenous Pupils. Arab World English Journal, 11 (2) 290-302.
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